Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Touring a Funeral Home
By April 2009 the Grave Rubbing Series had expanded into a plan for a solo exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. This setting is also the location of my studio. The grave rubbing quilts and a related, hanging installation of free-motion embroidered epitaphs on sheer chiffon will become part of "Last Words and the Blues", a two-part exhibit. The main gallery will showcase Blues Chapel. The atrium will become "the cemetery". To further my knowledge and stimulate my creativity, I visited Shive's Funeral Home in March 2009. That blog post can be accessed HERE! The test for the hanging installation can be accessed HERE!